Greenhithe resident cycles to Australia for charity

Greenhithe resident cycles to Australia for charity

Greenhithe resident embarks on a journey of self-discovery and charity after surviving a suicide attempt in 2020.

At just 24 years old, Sam Murray made the courageous decision to quit his IT job and set off on a grueling 3,400-mile cycling trip from his home in Kent to Australia. His goal is to raise money for the Samaritans charity, as well as to inspire others who may be struggling with their own mental health.

Leaving behind his family and girlfriend, Sam set off on May 27th and has already raised an incredible £4,200 for the charity. He has cycled through several European countries, including France, Brussels, Germany, Switzerland, and Venice, and still has a long way to go.

Sam plans to end his trip in Perth next July, but not before he completes his journey through Turkey, Georgia, Russia, and Kazakhstan. Along the way, he has been welcomed into local communities and has camped out in underpasses and tunnels.

The highlight of his journey so far has been the kindness shown to him by a family in Burkheim, Germany, who took him in for a few days and watched the Euros with him. This experience has reaffirmed Sam’s belief in the goodness of people and has motivated him to keep going.

However, his journey has not been without its challenges. While cycling through the Furka Pass in Switzerland, Sam witnessed a serious collision between a cyclist and a motorbike. He quickly called for help and stayed with the injured cyclist until help arrived.

Despite this traumatic experience, Sam remains determined to complete his journey and spread his message of hope and self-love. He hopes to show others that things can get better and that it’s never too late to chase your dreams.

Currently in Italy waiting for his bike to be repaired, Sam is eager to continue his journey and reach his final destination in Australia. He plans to make his way through Asia, possibly taking a plane from Kazakhstan to South East Asia due to conflicts in certain countries.

Sam’s journey is a testament to the power of perseverance and the human spirit. He hopes to inspire others to never give up and to always believe in themselves. To support Sam’s fundraiser for the Samaritans charity, you can donate here.

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